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JC Penney announces closing of outlet stores

by Linda Miller Modified: October 2, 2013 at 10:25 am •  Published: October 2, 2013

All JC’s 5 Star Outlet/JC Penney Outlet stores  in 14 states are closing. ”Going Out of Business” or “Total Inventory Blowout” sales start today. The closet JC Penney outlet to Oklahoma City is in Grapevine Mills Mall in Grapevine, Texas.

The outlet stores trace their roots to the JCPenney Co.’s 1962 purchase of a Milwaukee, Wis., mail order company, the General Merchandise Co.  JCPenney realized the need for a process to sell overstocked and discontinued merchandise from its catalog and mail order operations, and in 1963 opened its first new outlet store in Wauwatosa, Wis.  This original store, selling overstocked and discontinued merchandise, was advertised as “Penney’s Catalog Warehouse Outlet, an all-new, revolutionary type of Penney store.”

The outlet stores, which had been designated for closure by JCPenney, were acquired by SB Acquisitions in October 2011.

JC’s 5 Star Outlet/JCPenney Outlet sells a wide range of private-label and national-brand apparel, shoes, and accessories for the entire family, as well as small electrics, domestics, housewares, and other products for the home. 

In addition to the inventory liquidation, fixtures and equipment from the stores also will be sold.

JC’s 5 Star Outlet/JCPenney Outlet locations:
Decatur Mall, 1801 Beltline Rd. SW, Decatur, AL
Arizona Mills Mall, 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ
Ontario Mills Mall, 4410 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA
Sawgrass Mills Mall, 12801 West Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise FL
5500 S. Expressway, I-75 at Exit 237, Forest Park, GA
Machesney Park Mall, 8702 N. 2nd Street, Machesney Park. IL
9495 W. 75th Street, I-35 at 75th St., Overland Park, KS
3430 Preston Highway, I-65 at Exit 131B, Louisville, KY
Jamestown Mall, 246 Jamestown Mall, Florissant, MO
190 East Glendale Avenue, Sparks, NV
2361 Park Crescent Drive< I-70 at Brice, Columbus, OH
Rolling Acres Mall, 2442 Romig Road, Akron, OH
Fairgrounds Square Mall, 3050 N. 5th Street Highway, Reading PA
Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine TX
Liberty Fair Mall, 240 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville VA


by Linda Miller
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Linda Miller always has loved makeup and fashion, especially shoes and handbags. She admits to owning more lipsticks and glosses than many makeup artists, but she's not giving up a single tube. When she got the opportunity to move from...
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